Excuse Me While I Resign
Must be nice to leave under a cloud and collect $100,000 a year:
- Chicago Fire Commissioner John Brooks has informed officials that he is retiring, months after the city began looking into allegations that a sexual harassment complaint against him was swept under the rug.
Brooks contacted the Fire Department's pension board this morning and told officials he is retiring, according to mayoral spokesman Jacquelyn Heard. "That's how we found out about it," she said. The investigation will continue into how the sexual harrassment complaint was handled by the city's then-Office of Compliance chief, Anthony Boswell, Heard said.
There sure seems to be a lot of that 1950's/1960's treat underlings as objects in the different bureaus. Didn't Shortshanks just hide someone in the Police Department with a history of harassment beefs? But he's connected, so no one asks questions about him.